Features Key features of the Xperia U  vs

screen size

Xperia U

screen resolution

Xperia U
854 x 480
Xperia M
854 x 480


Xperia U
0.5 GB
Xperia M
1 GB


Xperia U
Dual core
Xperia M
Dual core

camera resolution

Xperia U
5 MP
Xperia M
5 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia U

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Sharper screen 279 ppi vs 244 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Front view of Sony Xperia M

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Longer standby time 29,952 min vs 15,552 min Around 95% longer standby time
Bigger screen 4" vs 3.5" Around 15% bigger screen
Quite a bit thinner 9.3 mm vs 12 mm More than 20% thinner
More battery capacity 1,750 mA·h vs 1,320 mA·h Around 35% more battery capacity
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s More than 45% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia U  vs

We have a dual-core processor, the new NXT design line of Sony with the transparent strip in the bottom, a screen with good pixel density, and fast camera capable of HD video.
Xperia U

There's a 3D option too, should you have a DLNA-enabled 3D TV to share the resulting 3D stills with.
Xperia U


7.7 Out of 10
7.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia U  vs
Size 3.5" 4"
Resolution 854 x 480 854 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 279 ppi 244 ppi


Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 0.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ Unknown 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps


Generation 3.5G 4G
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 396 min 618 min
Talk time (3G) 336 min 540 min
Standby time 15,552 min 29,952 min
Standby time (3G) 28,368 min 27,216 min
Capacity 1,320 mA·h 1,750 mA·h

form factor

Xperia U  vs
Weight 110 g 115 g
Thickness 12 mm 9.3 mm
Size 54 x 112 x 12 mm 62 x 124 x 9.3 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.0 Android 4.3
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 Bluetooth v4.0
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